Wyoming man catches 28-pound record catfish

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man has food for days after catching a massive, record-setting catfish in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

The Rocket-Miner reports (http://bit.ly/2spbT9L ) Christian Cosby caught the fish weighing more than 28 pounds (13 kilograms) on Saturday.

Cosby says he thought it might have been a carp, but as it got closer to the shore he realized it was a giant catfish.

Cosby stuck his hand in the fish’s mouth and pulled it onto shore to avoid the line snapping. He and his buddy Brandon Chadwick then took the fish to Staples to weigh it.

Cosby now holds the state’s record for largest channel catfish caught. The previous record fish was caught in 2005 in the same reservoir, by a man from Cosby’s hometown of Rock Springs.

Cosby says he plans to eat the fish.


Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, http://www.rocketminer.com

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